The Ancient Roots of Doomsday Prophecies

The Ancient Roots of Doomsday Prophecies and End of the World Beliefs

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It is clear that fear is the driving factor behind the prophecies of doomsday throughout human history.  The effort of mapping out the future—when the end will come, how the end will come, and who will survive it—is, and has always been, an attempt to outsmart circumstances that are not within human control and cannot be within human control.  Though many people know and understand this, it has never stopped humans from trying to predict the outcome.  It is safe to say that as long as life on earth continues to grow and thrive and even encounter devastating calamities, doomsday prophecies will continue to prevail.

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Comments

The earliest known undecipherable cuneiform writing is from around 23 - 24 century BCE and it is Akkadian and Summerian not Assyrian .... Assyrian empire came much later .... So how can this tablet be from 2800 BCE .... It is obviously based on a poor source or it is fake ...

Good comments all, but there is something being overlooked, and that is the ancients' universal claim, and reason for all of this mythological recording: As above, so below.

Otherwise, why bother? An eclipse, on it's own, is simply not a big enough deal to bother with so much hand-wringing. But, if very real, and still remembered, global cataclysms had coincided with such 'wonders in the heavens', then it seems much more plausible that entire nations would want to ensure their children were adequately warned and prepared. Just in case.

Moreover, as Graham Hancock has, I think, very convincingly shown, while there may not have been a flood quite in the way it seems to have been portrayed by the ancients, there was, nonetheless, a global flood, and that the continental shelves are proof of this.

Likewise the Tower of Babel. The mythologists now reveal that there was 'a' Tower of Babel. (Even the Egyptians recorded it in their own way.) And it did fall, quite calamitously. But we also find that many ancient sites were built around towers. And they all fell for one reason or another, sometimes under quite mysterious, almost 'heaven-sent' circumstances, such as at the site now called Mohenjo-daro, or the city of the dead. Could it be the real genesis of the Sodom and Gomorrah legend?

In any case, things seen in the heavens above were universally determined by the ancients to have very real, very clear, and often very frightening parallels on the ground, no corrupt, manipulating priesthood required.

No matter what the Tetrad of the Blood Moons does or does not do, the Godzilla El Nino is supposed to bring rains of near Biblical proportions nonetheless.

Time to wake up America! September is National Preparedness Month. Babylon the great will soon fall and three days of darkness will follow. Receive Jesus Christ into your heart to be protected from the wrath to come! Heaven and earth will be shaken and there will be chaos on the streets so please stay inside with your family tomorrow! Get into the ark before it's too late because you DO NOT want to be left behind. Many will have to die for their faith but will still go to heaven as long as they DON'T take the mark of the beast mandated by Obama through the NWO. All the signs are here and the Palestinians received approval by the UN to raise the flag and divide Israel. God will bring judgment to this world by 9-13 and the rapture will occur on 9-15. God bless and please click share so your loved ones can have time to prepare!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK5iXb8N7ds

Here it is people! This masterfully done bible code video is proof that the bride is taken out of here on September 15th! This is when the last blast of the feast of trumpets will occur. Please watch this to the end so you will understand what the blessed hope is. Thank you Jesus, we cant wait to see you in your glory!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMHSe_ufAkU

This is Your Message From God. You Have A Decision To Make Today that Will Have An Eternal Impact...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2TPeW_QBlE

If you are a Christian please watch this video to prepare yourself for the blessed hope and may God keep you and your family safe...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4xlzIT9qbA

In the book of Enoch is a scripture that tells when this world will end. It will end when God says it will end and could be millions of years yet in the future. It is about who killed Able, son of Adam and Eve. I think almost everything written in the bible has already happened even to the 'rapture' as written in Matthew chapter 27 starting with verse 51.This event happened all over the world. The only thing left is Revelations chapter 13. The Beast chapter. But is is what is IN your forehead, not on your forehead. One world system.

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